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Old 10-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Straight Talk Phones at Walmart.....Opinions Wanted

Looking at possibly going with one of the Straight Talk Phones from Walmart. Unsure of what phone I will get, but everything about this sounds great and cheaper than current cell phone service.

I am looking for opinions and experiences.
The good the bad and the ugly!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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I switched my out of contract iPhone to straight talk, have had not one single problem.. $45/mo unlimited everything.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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We have had Straight Talk for about 2 years now. We like the concept of knowing EXACTLY what we pay. The only problem we have ever had would be not knowing how to tell which phones are with what carriers. Some phones such as the ZTE Android at our Wal-Mart are not Verizon, while the Galaxy Android at our Wal-Mart is Verizon. Other than learning to ask about the carrier before purchasing a phone....we have had know problems.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I have Straight Talk. I have had it for only 2 months so far.

They say it is unlimited but just know that they have cut people off for using over 2gb of data per month.

There is unlimited phone and texting though. I average about 2500-3000 minutes per month......I have a big mouth apparently!

I am using an iphone 4.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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We love it. No problems at all
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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We have been using Straight Talk for almost a year now and we love it! It is so much cheaper!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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For those of you who have had it for a long time, do you pay quarterly to save a few $$ or do you still pay monthly?

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for all opinions.

Another question.
Will the SIM card be purchased for any phone that is not under contract???
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #9
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I've been paying monthly - because I wasn't sure how it would work. It has been about I've months now. I may buy a different card at some point - but the monthly is just easier.

I'm not sure I understand the question about sim cards. You can purchase one for an out of contract phone or an unlocked phone - and you WILL need the sim card to switch - but I don't know if you can purchase a sim card for ANY out of contract phone or only certain ones.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #10
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I just went back to Verizon after having Straight Talk for a few months. I had a Droid and terribly spotty service. Their customer service is TERRIBLE too...you get what you pay for!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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We've had Straight Talk since July. We really like it. Our phones are the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim and Verizon towers are used. No problems at all with our service.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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My boyfriend uses Straight talk, as does my old roommate. I'm looking to switch to StraightTalk when ever my contract with AT&T expires.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #13
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I was paying Sprint more than double and got TERRIBLE customer service.

I am quite sure there are many ATT and Verizon customers can echo that sentiment as well.

I have not had spotty service with ST so far. And as previously mentioned, I talk on the phone A LOT!

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I just went back to Verizon after having Straight Talk for a few months. I had a Droid and terribly spotty service. Their customer service is TERRIBLE too...you get what you pay for!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #14
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My husband and I used Straight Talk because we HATE contracts. Unfortunately, the phones kept breaking! We went through 4 phones in 6 months which is ridiculous for us. Our previous phones lasted YEARS. So we changed to Verizon's non-contract $50 per month plan. The phones have been great! We're very happy.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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My husband and I used Straight Talk because we HATE contracts. Unfortunately, the phones kept breaking! We went through 4 phones in 6 months which is ridiculous for us. Our previous phones lasted YEARS. So we changed to Verizon's non-contract $50 per month plan. The phones have been great! We're very happy.
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